If you’re looking for your next home improvement project, we have a simple, often underappreciated way to make any room in your home stand out. Applying moulding throughout your home not only contributes to a sleek, polished look that will impress but also increases functionality. Moulding has several uses, including some you may not have thought of. Learn more about the mouldings you can find at Home Surplus and a few ways to use them in your home.
Types of Mouldings
With so many styles to consider, choosing the moulding that’s right for your project can be a daunting task for even the most experienced contractor or DIY enthusiast. One of the first decisions to make is whether you’ll use wood or medium-density fiberboard (MDF).
Wood offers a timeless look and ample strength, while MDF provides an advantage in durability. This synthetic material is more resilient to temperature and moisture changes, less prone to breaks and cracks, and offers a smoother finish. Better still, it’s an environmentally conscious choice, as it’s made with recycled wood fibers. In addition to material options, there is a wide variety of moulding styles to choose from, including:
- Baseboard and base shoe mouldings
- Wall mouldings, such as Wainscot caps, chair rail, and corner mouldings
- Casing mouldings
- Ceiling mouldings, such as cove or crown mouldings
- Custom mouldings
- And more
For a More Finished Look
No matter the quality of the original build and any renovation projects, many rooms include cracks, gaps, and edge imperfections. Adding moulding offers a quick and easy way to obscure these small cosmetic blemishes while enhancing the overall look of the room. However, there’s more to moulding than just presenting a finished look. Once secured in place, moulding can be sealed with caulk to help eliminate unwanted drafts, helping to keep the home more comfortable. Mouldings and other trim can also help protect your walls from damage in high-traffic areas. Baseboards, for example, defend the edges of drywall and floors from scuffs, scratches, bumps, and more.
Adding Style and Visual Appeal
You already know that moulding can conceal any imperfections in a room, but its aesthetic benefits don’t end there. Decorative moulding is always a popular choice for enhancing a remodeling project, as it offers an easy way to add visual interest without changing the structure of a room or making a significant investment. Moulding with strong, bold lines creates a modern look and feel, while more intricate, detailed shapes draw the eye and create a sophisticated appearance. For older homes with plenty of vintage charm, chair rail moulding and panel moulding bring timeless appeal to otherwise blank walls.
Moulding isn’t just for walls, either. Consider adding some to doors for a distinctive paneled look, or enhancing a wardrobe or headboard with pieces left over from a larger project. You can even create an elegant tray ceiling that adds depth to the room and provides an attention-grabbing focal point.
Where Can I Get Moulding for Home Improvement Projects?
Now that you know more about moulding and how to use it, what’s your next home improvement project? To help you get started, Home Surplus has a wide variety of high-quality mouldings at affordable prices. Give us a call at one of our locations for more information about the mouldings we have in stock, or browse our full assortments for the kitchen, bathroom, and beyond for all your project needs.